Charles is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd September 1916; age: 28; KiA. Served 1 year & 299 days.

Occupation: General Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Chatham, Kent; Date: 9th November 1914; age: 26 years & 152 days; a widower; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 6 1/2ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & fair hair. Signed up for 3 years or the Duration of War.

Joined at Maidstone – 10th November 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th August 1915 – France.


Home: 9th November 1914 – 29th August 1915.

France: 30th August 1915 – 2nd September 1916.


Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal – 8th November 1915.

Appointed paid Lance Corporal – 23rd December 1915.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: G/4340.

Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 11C.

Thiepval Memorial,








1891   17, Milton Street, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents, siblings and step brother.

Charles Packard, 34, a Bricklayer, born Dennington, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Packard (nee Howlett), 35, born Ipswich.

Edgar Frederick Howlett, 17, a Smith’s Labourer, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Jane Susannah Packard, 16, born Ipswich.

Eleanor Elizabeth Packard, 8, born Ipswich.

Annie Maria Packard, 6, born Ipswich.

Maud Mary Packard, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   14, Chancer Road, Gillingham, Kent.


Charles was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 43, a Bricklayer.

Elizabeth, 45.

Eleanor, 18, a Dressmaker.

Annie, 16, a Fancy Shop Assistant.

Maud, 15, a Draper’s Assistant.

William Henry Packard, 9, born Ipswich.

Ernest Samuel Packard, 7, born Ipswich.

Joseph Gerald Packard, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   5, Theodore Place, Green Street, Gillingham, Kent.


Charles was 23 years old, a Coal Porter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Edith, 23.

Edith, 3.

Charles, 1.


In 1908, Gillingham, Kent, Charles married Edith Emily M. Barnes, born 1888, Gillingham – died 27th May 1912, Gillingham, Kent. They had 3 children.

Edith Barnes Packard, born November 1907, Gillingham.

Charles William J. Packard, born August 1909, Gillingham.

Ernest E. F. Packard, born 1912, Gillingham – died 1918, Gillingham.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Packard – mother.


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